Abir celebrates art. Abir connects artists and their patrons in India and abroad. It reaches out to young artists across the length and breadth of urban and rural India and helps them showcase their work, first to the biggest names in the art world and second to lovers and collectors of art. We also help, mentor, and guide these young artists through digital showcasing and group shows. It also encourages emerging bright artists through awards and monetary help. In the first three years, Abir has attracted entries from over 5000 artists from 200 towns of India. For many of these artists, Abir was their first step to embark on their extra ordinary trajectories.
Ruby is known for her art in natural dyes. As proud disciple of illustrious textile designer and artist Toofan Rafai, she carries the mantle of his approach and philosophy. She is a mentor, trainer, teacher and resource person to many young artists and textile students in various prestigious institutes. Themes of her work are around Mahabharata and other mythologies, around gender and humaneness. Her work can be seen at www.rubyjagrut.com. She started with the idea of Abir to help young artists and showcase their promising work.